Almonds

Our recipes will help you reap the benefits of almonds in delicious ways. Discover recipes with almond flour, almond butter, plus cookies, cakes, and more.

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Basic French Macarons

Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.

No-Bake Chocolate-Almond Oat Bars

Rating: 3.2 stars
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Almonds do double duty here -- silky almond butter helps hold the bars together, while chopped toasted almonds add just the right amount of crunch.

Big Almond-Orange-Ginger Cookie

Cut into pie-like wedges, this citrusy, streusel-topped bar cookie makes an unexpected yet spectacular Thanksgiving dessert.

Pear Crisp

Choose Bosc pears that are ripe but still a little firm for the filling of this oat-almond crisp -- they'll stand up well to baking.

Coffee Meringue-Ice Cream Cake

Rating: 3.11 stars
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Store-bought ice cream is ramped up with almonds, ground coffee beans, and a little flaky salt,and then sandwiched between coffee-swirled meringues to form this coffee meringue-ice cream cake. It's a cappuccino lover's dream.

Chicken Kabsa

Considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, this spiced chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't have a more beautiful presentation—it's served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yogurt sauce.

Granola Bark

It's extra-crunchy and protein-packed, thanks to flaxseeds, almonds, pepitas, and the egg white that binds them all together. Just bake it up and break it up into snackable shards for breakfast on the go.
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Kransekake

The kransekake, which translates to "wreath cake", is the signature cake of Norway and a showstopping confection that is made for special occasions. And as impressive as a tall tower made out of eighteen delicate cookie rings is, this sweet stunner is surprisingly straightforward to make. The naturally gluten-free dough is made from processing almonds until finely ground, then confectioners' sugar and egg whites are added to bind it together. After an overnight rest, the dough is rolled into ropes and fitted into specialty molds. Once baked, the rings are stacked sky-high and kept in place with royal icing, which pulls double duty as both glue and garnish.

Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars
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Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.

Toffee-Nut Snack Mix

Rating: 4 stars
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The snack mix can be made one week ahead and stored at room temperature.

Baked Oatmeal

Baking the oatmeal may seem to be a lot of fuss. But once it comes out of the oven, you will not be sorry you waited.

Perfect Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.67 stars
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If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Crowd-Pleasing Snack Mixes
Spicy and crunchy, salty and sweet: Snack mixes blend flavors and textures in an easy-to-grab offering. Most can be prepped in advance and tossed in a bowl when it's time to party.
Blancmange
One of Martha's all-time favorite gelatin desserts, blancmange is like a large-format panna cotta. In French, 'blanc' means white and 'manger' means to eat. Martha ups the ante by making hers with cinnamon-steeped almond milk and just the right amount of cream.

Chocolate Ganache Tart

Rating: 3.6 stars
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Ganache is a luxurious filling made of heavy cream and dark chocolate. Here, it's poured into a buttery almond shortbread crust. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 603.